Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Cascade Head Trail [CLOSED] is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Otis, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October.

Length 6.3 mi Elevation gain 1,381 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Running

Beach

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

Over grown

Closed

No dogs

Description
Waypoints (0)

Note: This trail is CLOSED due to COVID19. See The Nature Conservancy's websites for updates, since they manage the trail. https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/cascade-head The trail is closed seasonally from January 1 - July 15. this trail is open year round-however the upper access road to the upper trailhead is closed with those seasonal dates.

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (810)
Photos (734)
Recordings (566)
Completed (1591)
peggy r
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSun Jul 05 2020
HikingClosed

The trail is CLOSED INDEFINITELY due to COVID. Streams of hikers are blatantly ignoring this and trampling sensitive habitat to socially distance as they pass each other. Respect the closure and find another trail to hike. Check The Nature Conservancy website to see when and if it opens. In the meantime, don't be a jerk. Stay off the trail. Someone below said "It is “closed” but everybody is doing it, right?" Wow. That makes it okay in your mind?! Come on, people. Especially you "Pro's".

Nicole Wilder
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun Jul 05 2020
HikingMuddy

Really muddy until you get out of the woods and into the open.

Megan D.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSat Jul 04 2020
Hiking

great view at the end. pretty muddy still.

Lauren Dean
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon Jun 29 2020
HikingMuddyPrivate property
View Lauren's Recording
Aaron Staylor
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon Jun 29 2020
HikingMuddy

Amazing! Pretty muddy but I wore my running shoes and they were fine. As others have said it is “closed” but everybody is doing it, right? Worth the view !!

View Aaron's Recording
Nick Alfonse
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSat Jun 27 2020
HikingMuddy
View Nick's Recording
Isaac Hovet
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarThu Jun 25 2020
HikingOver grownRockyScramble

Wonderful views. OK for trail RUNNING. Not great—lots of roots and loose rocks. Wonderful hill work!

View Isaac's Recording
Alana Nedelko
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarWed Jun 24 2020
HikingMuddy

trail is closed but we did it anyways as did lots of other hikers. the views are absolutely incredible. for beginners might be challenging but doable. saw an elk up pretty close. hung out at the top with some lunch. totally worth it

Marlen Torres
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat May 30 2020
MuddyOver grown

The view was amazing.

Robert Ac
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat May 23 2020

Heavily traveled. Expect muddy spots in shady areas. Great view

Nena Arellano
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat May 09 2020
HikingMuddyOff trailRocky
John Watkins
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun Apr 05 2020
Hiking

Beautiful!

Annie Wright
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarThu Mar 19 2020
HikingMuddy

Super nice and not a lot of people on it. Nice up hill but not too steep. Half shaded half sunny. Great views of ocean

View Annie's Recording
EK Franzese
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon Mar 16 2020
HikingMuddy
Harvey Bolton
Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarWed Mar 11 2020
Hiking

Trail description should be updated since the trail says NO DOGS ALLOWED.

David M.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarWed Mar 11 2020
HikingMuddy

Great trail and views. Should have brought hiking poles fro the descent but will do this hike again No dogs allowed - its well marked on the trail as well on every hiking website.

Lewis Zimmerman
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun Mar 08 2020
HikingMuddy
View Lewis's Recording
Chris Salazar
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun Mar 08 2020
HikingMuddy
View Chris's Recording
James Jones
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarTue Mar 03 2020
HikingMuddyRocky

It was a great hike. It started off through some wooded neighborhood. Once you reach the actual starting point it’s a nice walk through the forest, once you reach the knoll you’re greeted with a breathtaking view. After that it only gets better as you climb up the hill.

Sheila Gebhardt
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFri Feb 28 2020
Hiking

Fantastic hike that never disappoints. Very little mud. Stunning views!

Steve Rice
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarThu Feb 27 2020
Hiking

This is a great hike. After about 1.4 miles of drudgery, you come out on a bluff that has a jaw dropping view. It hadn’t rained for a few days which allowed the trail to dry out, so not too muddy. I left the parking lot about 30 minutes before dawn (6:20 am). No other hikers until mile 4.5 on the return trip. Solitude was nice. Also saw a herd of some 40+ elk.

View Steve's Recording
Charyl Beard
Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarFri Feb 21 2020
HikingMuddy

DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

Chad Andersen
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMon Feb 17 2020
Hiking

Hiked 2/17. Very muddy. Great walk. Stopped at view point, last mile goes up to upper road.

View Chad's Recording
Showing results 1 - 23 of 810